And today, it’s World Poetry Day.
I’m studying for an MA in Creative Writing at the moment. Creative Nonfiction is my main genre, and poetry is my secondary choice—something I’d not done much of until recently.
I was surprised at how much I loved the poetry module, and at how much crossover there is between poetry, creative nonfiction, and other genres.
If you want to become a more creative, expressive, emotive writer, read widely—outside your chosen genre—and experiment with creating work that maybe you wouldn’t normally consider.
Like a poem.
Nobody else has to read it (although I’d love to if you want to share it).
Here’s one of mine. A very quick haiku (although not strictly speaking adhering to the true haiku tradition):
Cracks and holes and rifts
We think they mean it’s broken;
It’s where light gets in.
You don’t have to share it, of course. But if you do, you’ll delight people.
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Notes in the Margin
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